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    Important Mac announcement

    Hello Commanders,

    It is with great sadness that we must announce the upcoming end of Elite Dangerous on Mac.

    Firstly, we want to reassure you that this decision did not come lightly and is something that we have been investigating for some time. As many of you will know, despite our best efforts, we have been unable to bring Elite Dangerous Horizons to Mac since launch due to technical barriers. With the planned improvements coming in our Chapter Four update of the Beyond season we have felt it necessary to make this difficult decision in order to allow us to bring in content and features in the way that we felt was best for the overall Elite Dangerous experience. It is for this reason that we wanted to give you as much notice as possible. With the release of the Q4 update, coming towards the end of the year, you will no longer be able to play Elite Dangerous on Mac. As soon as we have a date of the update to share, we will do so here.

    At the point of the Q4 update, you will no longer be able to access Elite Dangerous products through the Mac OS. However, you will still be able to log into your account on PC (or via Bootcamp.)

    We hope you will understand why we have taken this course of action and would encourage those of you who have questions or concerns, to please contact our Support Team HERE who are on hand and ready to help!

    Thanks again,

    Ed and the Elite Dangerous team

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    Yeah, it's sad but it was bound to happen, thanks to Apple :/

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    Apple dropped huge ball here Sad to hear this. Was convinced Metal 2 might cut it, but it seems FD got fed up a bit with Apple shenanigans.

    What a shame.

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    So do Mac players get refunds?

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    This make me wonder if Horizons is being bundled into the main game when Q4 comes out. Then there will be the new DLC to buy.

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    Originally Posted by playfuldreamer View Post (Source)
    So do Mac players get refunds?
    Surely that all depends on how much they have played the game.

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    Originally Posted by playfuldreamer View Post (Source)
    So do Mac players get refunds?
    Hey! Good question. If anyone has any questions about how their Mac account will be affected, or our refunds policy, please get in touch with our customer support team at support.frontier.co.uk who are dealing with all requests on this subject on an individual basis!

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    So do Mac players get refunds?
    Mac players will definitely get refunds on their long term passes and Horizons upgrades if they bought them but never used them on Windows. Standard procedure there I guess.

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    sparta_well_meme.jpg

    That writing has been on the wall like Romani ite domum for a long time though.

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    All hail Bootcamp. Even though I feel dirty every time I boot Windows on a Mac...

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    Originally Posted by Max Factor View Post (Source)
    This make me wonder if Horizons is being bundled into the main game when Q4 comes out. Then there will be the new DLC to buy.
    I think this is now definitely what will happen. I expecting everybody in base game moved to 64-bit Horizons build (with Horizons features disabled of course). DirectX11 support becoming mandatory.

    SPECULATION This also gives potential release window for Q4 release, seems like late October/early November for me (because of 6 month warning window).

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    Does anyone know if Apple's planning on figuring out a way to make Bootcamp work on Macs after the switch to the new CPU architecture they announced was happening, or will that kill Windows-on-Mac too?

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    I see Mac OS X is no longer listed on the frontierstore.net listing for the game, but it is still there on Steam. Is this because delisting the OS would cause Mac OS X Steam players to suddenly not be able to play immediately, and thus it will only change later in the year ? Or is this an oversight/pending change ?

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    Originally Posted by Lucifera Danzig View Post (Source)
    Does anyone know if Apple's planning on figuring out a way to make Bootcamp work on Macs after the switch to the new CPU architecture they announced was happening, or will that kill Windows-on-Mac too?
    New Mac platform will be ARM based. So I wouldn't expect Bootcamp to even come close to working.

    Say goodbye to Mac as desktop. It goes away.

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    Originally Posted by Athan View Post (Source)
    I see Mac OS X is no longer listed on the frontierstore.net listing for the game, but it is still there on Steam. Is this because delisting the OS would cause Mac OS X Steam players to suddenly not be able to play immediately, and thus it will only change later in the year ? Or is this an oversight/pending change ?
    The updates have been made to the Steam store, it's probably just caching.

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